How to achieve flawless flooring

Nice flooring can make or break the overall feel of your home. The team at Intergrain share how to achieve flawless timber flooring—and maintain it.

Prepare your flooring

As with most things, preparation is the key to success.

Your flooring needs to be sanded smooth to remove any old coating before applying a timber flooring finish like Intergrain UltraFloor.

You can easily hire a floor sanding machine, or hire a professional if you’re unsure. Once sanded, floors should be vacuumed and wiped down to ensure no contamination is left on the surface as you don’t want sanding dust in your clear finish.

How to apply the finish

We suggest working on one room at a time, starting from the corner and finishing at the exit.

Start by cutting in around the edges with a brush and then applying Intergrain UltraFloor in the main section of the flooring with a lambswool applicator or short nap roller.

It’s important to maintain a wet edge while coating. This means leaving an obvious amount of coating at the end of your brush/roller/pad stroke and starting your next stroke at this place. This helps to avoid an uneven finish.

Allow a minimum of four hours to dry before lightly sanding and applying subsequent coats following the same process.

Refresh your decking

Check out the full Intergrain range available at your local Bunnings.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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